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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

In America, people seem to strongly favor one or the other. Which do you, the miniatures enthusiast, prefer?

Both camps seem fine with the Simpsons so let's leave that aside.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 3:49 p.m. PST

None of them, South Park, Family Guy or Simpsons.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

I'm with ZP here. All are in appallingly poor taste.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 3:54 p.m. PST

I prefer hydrogen cyanide over hemlock.

irishserb14 Dec 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

eto's got it right.

Cyrus the Great14 Dec 2018 4:51 p.m. PST

Family Guy.

Winston Smith14 Dec 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

Neither. They're both dumb.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

I'm with eto. They're both appalling.

PK Guy Brent14 Dec 2018 5:17 p.m. PST

Family Guy.

Cool Whip.

Wargamer Blue14 Dec 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

I like both equally.

abelp0114 Dec 2018 5:43 p.m. PST


khanscom14 Dec 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

Gee, Kenny was a representative character/ target in our miniatures game "Destroy All Monsters".

Dynaman878914 Dec 2018 6:14 p.m. PST

Family Guy. Though it is borderline vapid. South Park is what I imagine Juveniles trying to sound "Mature" would write.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 6:17 p.m. PST

I did like Family Guy, but I'm pretty done with it now.

BrockLanders14 Dec 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

Love both

Glengarry514 Dec 2018 6:28 p.m. PST

South Park. I think sometimes people only see the grossness & profanity and miss out on what can be pretty wicked and to the point satire. In comparison I find Family Guys pedestrian outrages are not all that insightful.

Coelacanth Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 6:31 p.m. PST
von Schwartz14 Dec 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

Of course they're in bad taste, that's the whole point!!!!

shirleys painting14 Dec 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

Rick and Morty.

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 6:52 p.m. PST

Of course they're in bad taste, that's the whole point!!!!

Sure but it doesn't mean I have to like them.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 7:05 p.m. PST

South Park. Right-on-the-nose satire and they don't seem to be afraid of anything.

I once ran a game with some police and terrorists. One of the first things that happened in the game was that a terrorist attacked a squad of 4 policemen, killing one instantly. "They killed Kenny!", shouted my players. "The bastards!"

So when I wrote up the AAR, I gave the cops on that squad the names of the South Park foursome: Sgt. Eric Cartman, Cpl. Stan Marsh, Patrolman Kyle Broflovksi, and Patrolman Kenny McCormick, posthumously awarded the Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry.

Waco Joe14 Dec 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

South Park for the macro level satire on society. Family Guy for the micro level satire on relationships.

The Simpsons and King of the Hill fall in the category of all too true for me.

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

Used t like South Park but tired of it years ago. Never liked Family Guy.

Y'all forgot Bevis and Butthead. One of the worst shows I ever tried to watch.

Andrew Preziosi15 Dec 2018 4:34 a.m. PST

Bob's Burgers! (followed by South Park, though I have not watched it in about 5 years).

Vigilant15 Dec 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Never watched either.

Legion 415 Dec 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

Yep … neither/none of any of those mentioned … just not my brand of humor …

I do like The Big Bang Theory, but I'm quite a Geek … evil grin

Striker15 Dec 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

I liked both but after about season 4-5 they weren't as funny to me.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2018 11:43 a.m. PST

Family guy is nice to paint by. But I prefer American Dad. Somewhat more structure to the plot and Stan isn't an asshole just to be an asshole like Peter is 95% of the time.

South park you actually have to pay attention too.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2018 11:48 a.m. PST

Love South Park, have never watched Family Guy and loathe the Simpsons.

arsbelli15 Dec 2018 1:10 p.m. PST

None of the above.

Zephyr115 Dec 2018 2:07 p.m. PST

"South park you actually have to pay attention too."

Robot Chicken even more so.

brave face15 Dec 2018 2:15 p.m. PST

South Park for me…

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Bob's burgers then SouthPark

28mm Fanatik15 Dec 2018 4:35 p.m. PST

Futurama all the way.

Gone Fishing15 Dec 2018 4:47 p.m. PST

I've seen about three South Park episodes and haven't seen any Family Guy. Must admit, though, that I found Team America (by the South Park guys) hilarious overall takes the p**s out of everybody.

Dynaman878915 Dec 2018 5:00 p.m. PST

Team America – the movie that thinks the word starting with F makes a funny movie. It does not.

JimSelzer15 Dec 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

2 thumbs down on both
American Dad , Futurama
& Beavis and Butthead being even worse

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2018 1:45 p.m. PST

I won't watch any of them, including the Simpsons. "everyone loves an under achiever" what a load of codswallop.

Militia Pete18 Dec 2018 3:21 a.m. PST

South Park
Always a message in the show and mocks PC culture

Family Guy is the same thing over and over again. South Park had their number where they point this out.

Simpsons use to be my favorite show. But then I grew up. Been on way to long.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

South Park and The Venture Bros.and Robot Chicken and Archer.

There are several other small run Adult Swim shows than have run in the past, such as Lucy, Daughter of the Devil that were very funny. And never forget Sealab 20121.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

I don't get the Simpson.
Yeah first 9 seasons were good.
The 20 following seasons are just yellow family guy episodes.
Any grounding that made Simpsons good was thrown out and your get family guy type stories with teletubbies firing lasers out of their holes.
When 2/3 of a series is bad, is it really good?

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

Now, neither. I watched SP up until 3 years ago. By then they had really lost their touch.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 2:17 p.m. PST

I like both South Park and Family Guy. I can't choose.

The Simpsons is not remotely similar to Family Guy. Every episode of the Simpsons ends on a good note. The Kids are loved by the parents and Homer is always trying to do the right thing. Family Guy is often the opposite of that.

The characters in Family Guy are selfish and in it for themselves. Just look at the way Meg is treated in Family Guy compared to the way Lisa is treated in The Simpsons. Very different. I like them both.

I also like Robot Chicken but some of the skits are a too much for me. I generally record it and do a little fast forwarding.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 2:32 p.m. PST

Many Simpsons episodes doesn't end on a good note (after season 9)
They become stupider and sillier trying to compete with family guy.
In the first 9 seasons they did play a little with braking reality. But past season 9. They dropped any pretence, that Springfield was a generic small town. It became a fantasy land.
Early in the series many episodes was about the families financial problems.

In later episodes homer will go from being poor to just pulling money out of his as. To being poor again (much like Peter in family guy)

Originally Simpsons was just a regular family sitcom that could do some stuff others couldn't because it was animated.
But later it just became sillier in an attempt to be yellow family guy.

Covert Walrus25 Dec 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

+1 to Waco Joe.

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